Hiring employees for any position can be challenging but finding the perfect candidate for your company’s accounting positions can be particularly tough. Recruiting top talent is a skill that must be honed over time. The professionals at Lewis-Price & Associates have extensive experience in accounting staffing and are ready to help your business grow. There are a few best practices that can help your company’s recruitment efforts. Whether you are new to the hiring process or all of your recent hires have been duds, follow these three tips to optimize your accounting staffing practices.
1. Have Clear Expectations
One of the most important things to do before you post a position and look for candidates is to create crystal-clear expectations for the job. Have a list of responsibilities, necessary skills, and regular tasks that are expected to be performed by the new hire. Make this list of requirements available to applicants and interviewers alike and seek input from others in the department to ensure that your expectations are comprehensive. Keep in mind that your expectations should be realistic; not every worthy candidate will meet all of your requirements, and that is okay. You should focus on finding the best possible person for the job with the understanding that any new employee will face a learning curve.
2. Stay Organized
While applicants for the position must be prepared and put their best foot forward, your company should also be organized and ready to make a great impression. You should do your best to treat each candidate as a person rather than a number. Reviewing each person’s application materials before a phone call or interview can allow you to ask specific questions and gain valuable insight into the candidate’s qualifications and experience. Another key organizational consideration is internal pre-approval. Ensure that you have permission to hire someone for a set start date and get a solid figure or window for what compensation you are allowed to offer.
3. Utilize an Accounting Staffing Agency
Finding knowledgeable, reliable, and experienced professionals to add to your accounting staff can be difficult, especially in today’s climate. A staffing agency can help you track down candidates and bolster your accounting department’s numbers quickly and efficiently. The experts at Lewis-Price can help you find qualified candidates for any position, and our dedicated team of professionals is ready to help you hire, train, or augment your staff. Contact Lewis-Price today to see how we can help your business thrive with our custom staffing, employee development, and project management solutions.
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